Jay Scott Garoutte died in Honolulu, Hawaii on Feb. 16, 2014. Born in Kodiak on Nov. 4, 1952, he was a longtime resident, graduated Kodiak High School in 1970, attended Alaska Methodist University in Anchorage, then worked at the U.S. Coast Guard Commissary warehouse. He later worked many years at Sutliff’s True Value Hardware. In 1999, he moved to Honolulu and worked at Hardware Hawaii in Kailua. Poor health disabled him. He appreciated the care he received at Kaiser Permanente.
Words cannot convey his continuing interest in family and Kodiak history and native issues. He was proud of his heritage, was on the Koncor board in the 1980s and also active with Natives of Kodiak. Scott was “always talking story” as he would say, about his parents, his time growing up and being a paper boy.
"Growing up in Kodiak was great for me,” he said.
Keeping in touch with many friends and family was important to him whether by phone, email and Facebook. It brought a smile and filled him with joy.
His parents, James L. and Mary Garoutte, and brother, George, predeceased him. He is survived by sisters and their husbands; Luana and Derald Schoon and Amy and Art Garza, four nieces, three nephews, five great nieces, five great nephews, and many cousins. He is greatly missed. A service will be held at a later date.